By Uncle Joe
Virginia Beach, Virginia
January 3, 2018 12:31pm CST
Waking up in the wee hours, I noticed right away that something was wrong. No nightlights glowed in the bedroom, (or anywhere else in the house). The power was out. One wouldn’t think that would be such a problem. It never seemed to be in the past when hurricanes caused that to happen. However, it was a BIG problem for me. No electricity means no HEAT. Did I mention that it went down to 15 degrees last night? The electric finally came back on about 8:00AM. By then it was 34 INSIDE. My 73 year old hocks can’t take the cold like they used to. Had it not been for a good quilt and my flannel Batman pajamas I would have frozen to death. Evidently, when it went off there was an electrical serge. My desktop won’t come on now. I am using an old laptop that I keep in reserve. Compared to my desktop, this one is very slow. I give it a command and then go take a nap. Sometimes, by the time I wake up, it has responded to that command. That means I may be a little slower responding to YOUR posts. Please have a little patience.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
Blizzard of '93 we lost power in downtown Montgomery. The temperature in our place dropped so fast we went to stay with friends so we wouldn't freeze. (Some folks who lived in rural areas didn't get their power back for 2 weeks).